Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vermont’s Senior Senator Moves into Powerful Positions in Wake of Inouye Death

Senator Patrick Leahy
Credit U.S. Senate

Vermont’s senior Senator is now the senior member in the U.S. Senate, and is poised to chair the most powerful committee in Congress.  

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vermont Man Sentenced over Handgun

A Vermont man has been sentenced to over four years in prison for being a felon in possession of a handgun.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vermont Health and Safety Officials Talk Fatalities

Credit AP Photo by Don Heupel

Vermont officials are trying to prevent any more highway fatalities this year by urging drivers to slow down, buckle up and not drive drunk or drug-impaired this holiday season.

Officials say Vermont has seen a spike in fatal crashes over last year — with 75 to date, compared to 51 last year.

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WAMC News
12:30 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Tourism Report Indicates Rebound

Walking in Burke Hollow
Credit Photographer Dennis Curran / VermontVacation.com

A new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is showing  a resurgence in that sector with tourists visiting the state spending more.

The report shows that while the number of visitors to Vermont since 2009 increased 1-point-8 percent, visitor spending has jumped 19-point-4 percent.
Most of the increase in spending from the 14 million visitors to the state was for lodging and food.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Vermont Commission Reaffirms Anti-Fluoride Vote

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A Vermont town commission that handles water and sewer matters has reaffirmed its vote to stop putting fluoride in the water supply


Bradford Water and Sewer Commission Chairman Robert Nutting says he favors eliminating fluoride because he's unaware of "how much is too much" to add.

The Valley News reports he said he understands the state recommended a safe dosage, but he said the combination of fluoride in the water supply, toothpaste and other products could push a person over that limit.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Vermont Supreme Court Says Judge OK to Limit Search

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a judge can impose restrictions on a search warrant in an electronic privacy case.

The state had complained that a lower court judge had placed too many restrictions on a search warrant that Burlington police had obtained for a man's computer and other electronic devices in an identity theft investigation.

Police believed a Burlington man had used a computer to apply for credit cards in the name of an elderly New York state man.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

New Taxes Eyed as Vermont Faces Transit Money Woes

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A special panel looking at the fiscal problems facing Vermont's transportation system is preparing a report for lawmakers on how to fix the problems.

Vermont also facing a downturn in state gasoline tax revenues at the same time federal aid is expected to decline. Lawmakers in the coming session are expected to grapple with where to get the money to build and maintain the state's roads and bridges.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Schumer and Gillibrand Warn of Higher Dairy Prices Sans Farm Bill

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Senator Charles Schumer is sharpening his warning that if Congress, and the House in particular, does not pass the Farm Bill, consumers may see the price of milk double and dairy farmers lose any price stability.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vermont Hospital Parent Company Sees Improvements

Fletcher Allen Health Care
Credit Fletcher Allen

The new parent company of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center says it has improved the quality of its care and saved about $1.1 million in its first year.

The company says the savings come from coordination of supply chain purchasing, human resources programs and other initiatives.

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WAMC News
5:40 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vermont Officials Urge Adults to Get Vaccinated

Vermont health officials are urging adults to get a new vaccine for whooping cough as the state deals with an outbreak of the disease.

More than 500 people have been affected by whooping cough or pertussis this year. That's 10 times the amount reported by the end of 2011.

More than 20 babies younger than a year have had the disease and six infants have had to be hospitalized.

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